I was recently 'de-friended' by an old service buddy for no apparent reason. Hadn't talked to him much at all in the several years since I friended him. Maybe he was just 'cleaning house', or maybe he got tired of the umpteenth 'my farm now has horses' message he got, but whatever the reason he is now gone. I believe with several years of intensive therapy and powerful medications I may in time learn to go on with my life after being de-friended.
I have some friends who feel compelled to post something on their wall every time they order lunch at McDonalds or scratch their butt. Others post endless game announcements (I'm guilty of this). And yet others seem obsessed with setting their 'friend' threshold low enough that anyone qualifies and their friends soon outnumber the population of Albania.
What is your threshold for accepting someone as a 'friend'? What are some reasons you've de-friended folks?
Do you think Facebook has its own special brand of politics?